A Connector for Coupling Multi-Filament Fiber Optic Cables.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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In the patent application first and second ferrules, which may be substantially identical, have internal bores therethrough to receive the ends of two multifilament fiber optics cables that it is desired to couple together for the transmission of light energy. The ferrules are externally threaded in opposite directions and the multi-filament fiber optic cables are bonded within the respective internal bores of the ferrules with a terminal end ground and polished substantially optically flat. A central sleeve member is internally threaded at two ends in opposite directions to supportively receive the respective external threads of the two ferrules so that when the central sleeve member is rotated in a single direction the terminal ends of the two ferrules are drawn together in a common axial alignment.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics